Microsoft offering bonus Skydrive storage to College Students
SkyDrive is a great way to back up and store files in the cloud, and access everything from your tablet, computer or Windows Phone. SkyDrive is a free service with 7GB of storage. From students (or anyone else for that matter) 7GB might not be enough.
If you're a college student you can get an extra 3GB on top of that. All you need to do is head over here, enter a valid .edu email address, and a free storage code will be sent your way.
There are a few catches though. The extra storage space is only available for a year from redemption. Codes are limited to one per person and the code must be used by December 31, 2013.
It may not be the best deal, but if you need a bump in SkyDrive storage for your college needs, the extra 3GB could come in handy. Oh... and if you haven't installed the SkyDrive app on your Windows Phone, you can find it here (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.
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I'm using it heavily for oneNote, so a lot of screenshots, and rough draft essays.
I'm takign advantage of this for the next 4 years and see if I will actually use up all of it. Placing all of my paperwork on skydrive.
How generous of Microsoft.
Read the comment section (http://www.liveside.net/2011/12/15/the-new-hotmail-is-here-questions-ask-hotmailqna-on-twitter/)
Edit: Tried the code and it worked fine. 28gb of SkyDrive storage. Wee!
they gave like 2 weeks for people to go to 25gb when they said they would take everyone to 7gb for new users, and for old users if they didnt use much their skydrive and they werent using 7gb of their skydrive storage they would algo go to 7gb but as an old user you only had to "buy" back for free the 25gb storage. it was simple as that..
so you could have been able to get your 25gb but i doubt you really didnt even use it much, im sure you didnt even contact support to ask why 7gb and not 25 when it was downgradedm becauseim sure they would have said you could get your 25gb back by going to X link.
so Microsoft was right and it shows users like you who dont use much skydrive can live with 7gb
You've got to be joking. Much of the middle class has been stagnant for likely thirty years. The lower class has been losing ground. Unemployment is still high. There's two economy's here, a casino economy at the top likely heading for another bubble and the rest of us trying to recover from the last bubble.
Look around you before listening to some out of touch, activist college professor who doesn't even live in the real world and whose political views are such that he's always got a bone to pick.
As for for the state of my country, where are you from? America is still the greatest nation in the world. Is it all sunshine and lollipops? No, but if you haven't noticed their is a global economic crisis. Hate on haters.
I'll take all I can get, I might not need it now but, at some point I will, I am sure..
Voucher valid for an extra 3 GB of free SkyDrive storage for one year. Voucher must be redeemed by 12/31/13. 3 GB storage expires one year from voucher redemption. Limit: one voucher per person. Not redeemable for cash or gift cards. Single use only. This voucher is non-transferrable, and may only be redeemed by U.S. college students.
It expires, oh, well forget for me..
you can get 50GB free storage with box, simply head over to box.com and make a normal free account, once you've made that, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org with the email you used to sign up for your free account and tell them that the 50GB free storage didn't work for you, or that you heard about the 50GB of free storage, they will email you back letting you know your account has been upgraded, they are extremly nice and very polite
hope this helped some people, you can also use a free service provided by box to automaticly transfer all your data (free up to 10GB) from your current provider (skydrive, dropbox etc...) to your new box service! just reply to my comment if you need any help!
You could use a IFTTT Recipe...
Anyway, Shout out to Microsoft for doing this !
currently 28GB :)
Sign up & install on one device.
The service is pretty good already. Winows Mobile support coming soon, as far as I know.
After you sign up you canearn UNLIMITED storage throuh referral (5GB per referral).
Check it out.
Does this mean I dont get the extra 3GB ??